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Save the date for the first Hackathon in Madrid, 24-25 March 2025

Mark your calendars for an event you won’t want to miss! Engage 2 announces its inaugural hackathon, set to take place on the 24th and 25th of March 2025 in Madrid.

This event will bring together new talents to the aviation industry for two days of intense collaboration and creativity. Participants will have the opportunity to tackle the industry’s digitalization challenge, featuring a 24-hour coding session to tackle proposed ATM-related challenges.

Whether you’re a seasoned developer, a budding entrepreneur, or simply passionate about technology, the Engage 2 Hackathon promises to be an unforgettable experience. Stay tuned for more details and registration information coming soon.

We look forward to seeing you in Madrid!

Engage 2 Summer School rescheduled to January 2025

We regret to inform you that the first edition of the Engage 2 Summer School, initially scheduled for September 9th-13th, 2024, has been postponed. The Summer School will now be a Winter School, held from January 27th to 31st, 2025, at the University of Belgrade.

The reasons for this change are primarily organisational, related to the project-funded PhDs that will commence in the autumn of 2024.

Registrations for the event remain open; further details will be provided in the future.

This event is an excellent opportunity for students and professionals in the Air Traffic Management sector to deepen their knowledge and engage with industry experts.

We look forward to welcoming you in January!

Join Engage 2 at SESAR Innovation Days 2024!

We are excited to announce our participation in the SESAR Innovation Days 2024!

Come to visit at our stand, where you will have the opportunity to meet all our project partners and, most importantly, test the first prototype of our innovative matchmaking app. This app is designed to allow students, universities and companies to create profiles and search for joint opportunities, fostering new collaborations and accelerating innovation.

Don’t miss this chance to explore and connect with leading minds in the industry!

First plenary meeting of Engage 2 in Vienna

The Engage 2 project successfully held its first plenary meeting in Vienna on 4-5 June. Hosted by Frequentis, the meeting was fully attended by all consortium partners. This event provided an important opportunity to review the achievements of the first year of the project.

The meeting provided an opportunity to take stock of the project’s first year, highlighting the numerous initiatives that have been successfully completed. These include the launch of the first Call for Catalyst project funding and the PhD funding call. The partners also reviewed the results of various surveys conducted in recent months among industry stakeholders and academic representatives, expecially the insights gathered thanks to the open science survey in the ATM sector.

A key focus of the meeting was laying the groundwork for upcoming activities. The most imminent of these is the first Summer School, which will be held in Belgrade from September 9-13. Additionally, Engage 2’s involvement in the upcoming SESAR Innovation Days, which will take place in Rome from November 12-15, was discussed.

These discussions and planning sessions are crucial for ensuring the continued success and impact of the Engage 2 project as it moves into its next phases.

Registration is open for the Summer School in Belgrade

Registration for the first Engage 2 Summer School in Belgrade is now open! Attendance at this intensive four-day program, scheduled from September 9 to 13, 2024, is free of charge. However, due to limited space, applications are encouraged to be submitted as soon as possible. The deadline to apply is July 4th, 2024. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance/rejection by July 10th, 2024.

This intensive four-day program is designed for postgraduate students, experienced researchers and industry professionals in the ATM sector. The Engage 2 KTN Summer School offers a unique opportunity to:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of key ATM concepts and challenges
  • Explore advanced research methodologies through interactive tutorials
  • Learn from prominent industry leaders and researchers
  • Network with peers and build valuable connections within the ATM community

Program Highlights

The Summer School will feature a range of engaging sessions, including:

  • Tutorials on crucial ATM topics such as performance measurement, safety modeling, future concepts, and more
  • Case studies and presentations showcasing cutting-edge SESAR research projects
  • Interactive workshops on research methodologies and data science tools

A Distinguished Faculty

Hosted by the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering in Belgrade, the program will be led by a renowned faculty of experts, including industry leaders from EUROCONTROL and prominent academics from the University of Westminster and, of course, the University of Belgrade.

Engage KTN past editions

Do you want to know what it means to attend an Engage 2 Summer School? Let’s take a look at the past edition of the Engage KTN Summer School. Here, you can find all the information about the three past editions of the Summer School, including topics, speakers, and much more to pique your interest.

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Engage 2 announces closure of PhD call, we have nine winners!

Rome, 4 April 2024 – Engage 2 has officially closed its call for PhD proposals aimed at advancing Air Traffic Management ATM across Europe. Launched in December last year, the initiative attracted significant interest from researchers keen to shape the future of ATM systems.

The nine winners have been notified, following the evaluation by the Awards Board. As well as financial support, the PhDs will also benefit from continuous learning opportunities through summer schools and thematic workshops.

The deadline for applications saw a huge number of submissions from individuals and consortia alike. The selection process is now in the hands of the Engage 2 Awards Board, composed of Consortium members, SESAR representatives and industry partners. The Board will carefully evaluate each proposal, taking into account factors such as the impact on ATM, scientific relevance and the quality of the research plan.

Engage announces successful closing of first call for Catalyst Funds, we have the seven winners!

Engage 2 is happy to announce the successful conclusion of its inaugural Catalyst Funds call. The quality and diversity of the applications reflect the dynamic innovation landscape and the willingness of both researchers and industry partners to work closely together.

The seven winners have been notified. Selected projects will benefit from financial backing and will have the opportunity to work in industry environments. This support is expected to accelerate the development of concepts, bringing them closer to market readiness.

The Catalyst Funds aim to bridge the gap between industry and research, fostering closer links in the early stages of concept development. By supporting promising ideas in their early stages, the programme helps them reach a higher level of maturity and readiness for further development and commercialisation.

Engage 2 extends its gratitude to all participants and looks forward to the continued success of the Catalyst Funds programme in nurturing innovation and industry-research collaboration. Stay tuned for updates on the next Catalyst Funds call!

Save the date for the first Engage 2 Summer School in Belgrade, 9-13 September 2024

Rome, April 15th 2024 –  Engage 2 is thrilled to announce the dates for its first Summer School. Hosted at the Faculty of Transport and Traffic Engineering in Belgrade, the event is scheduled to take place from September 9 to 13, 2024. Building upon the success of Engage KTN’s previous edition, this inaugural Summer School promises an enriching experience featuring presentations and tutorials that explore various facets of the ATM industry.

Registrations for the Summer School will open in June 2024. Participants can expect to receive notifications of acceptance in July 2024, alongside the release of the finalised program and logistical information necessary for participation.

The Engage 2 Summer School provides a chance for PhD students and other interested individuals to explore fundamental topics in ATM. A core function of Engage 2 is to deliver high-quality education and training in ATM. To this end, we will bring together postgraduate students, experienced researchers, and industry representatives. This five-day Summer School will reflect this focus, with tutorials covering key ATM concepts and challenges alongside research methodologies. Case studies and presentations of prominent SESAR exploratory research projects will also be included.

The program is open to all who wish to expand their knowledge in this dynamic field. The curriculum combines comprehensive teaching sessions with hands-on exercises. It is tailored to meet the specific needs and preferences of attendees, as determined through surveys conducted among PhD students and their academic supervisors.

Stay tuned for more information and updates on Engage 2’s Summer School!

Future aviation workforce needs revamp for technological transformation. The outcomes of Engage 2 panel discussion at Airspace World

Rome, March 28th 2024 –  On Thursday, March 21st, the panel Future Aviation Workforce and new skills for a transformative future, moderated by Veronika Takacs from Deep Blue and organised by Engage 2, took place during the event “Future skies: tomorrow’s voices” at Airspace World, in Geneva.

The panel was composed by prominent speakers, including Sharon Cooke, CEO of Airways International and Peter Kearney, CEO of AirNav Ireland. They discussed the necessary skill sets for meeting the demands of the future aviation sector. Diana Kelly, the Chief Human Resources Officer at NAV CANADA, Thomas Romig, the Vice President at Airports Council International (ACI) World and Ann Persson Grivas, CEO of Luftfartsverket (LFV) led discussions on potential career paths and identified the skills necessary to bridge the gap between the current and future workforce.

The session highlighted the importance of developing skills with agility to keep up with the ever-changing aviation industry. Participants highlighted the increasing importance of soft skills, especially in customer service, and the need to align skill sets with technological advancements.

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a paradigm shift in workforce expectations, requiring a recalibration of recruitment and selection strategies. Initiatives are underway to redefine required competencies more frequently. The emphasis is on attracting passionate individuals who embody the evolving ethos of the aviation industry.

To attract young talents, the panel emphasised the need to use innovative platforms like TikTok for employer branding and engage with high school students to cultivate interest in aviation careers. Additionally, accommodating the evolving expectations of the workforce, such as offering customisable work environments and facilitating opportunities like sabbaticals, emerged as crucial strategies to appeal to the younger demographic.
The panel recommended fostering collaboration between industries and educational institutions to ensure a pipeline of skilled professionals. They suggested enhancing mentorship programs, supporting industry-backed master theses, and strengthening links between academia and industry. This should even extend to high school level partnerships.

Engage 2 takes centre stage at Airspace World 2024 with Future Skies: Tomorrow’s Voices

Rome, March 26th 2024 –  At Airspace World 2024 in Geneva, Engage 2 hosted the special event Future Skies: Tomorrow’s Voices. The event made a notable impact, and received significant attention from students and young professionals across Europe, as well as representatives from industry and academia.

Our exclusive Walking Tour was a highlight of the event. It was made possible with the support of SESAR 3JU. The tour provided participants with insights into our consortium’s partners and offered a sneak peek into upcoming events that Engage 2 will be organizing in the months ahead.

The event underscored Engage 2’s commitment to fostering dialogue and collaboration within the aviation community. Engage 2 is positioning itself as a key player in shaping the future of airspace innovation.